Kobe's No. 24 jersey is NBA's best seller
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant is back on top of the NBA -- in jersey sales.
Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers jersey was the top seller this season at the NBA Store and its Web site, the league announced Thursday. Bryant reclaimed the No. 1 spot he held during the 2006-07 season.
Cleveland's LeBron James moved back up to No. 2, where he ranked in 2005-06, and the Hornets' Chris Paul climbed to a career-best third. Kevin Garnett, who held the top spot last season, his first in a Celtics jersey, fell to No. 4 and Allen Iverson, who spent most of a disappointing season in Detroit, rounded out the top five.
The Lakers topped the list of most popular team merchandise for the sixth time in seven years. The Celtics, who bumped them out last season, dropped to No. 2, followed by New York, Cleveland and Chicago.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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